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Innovation

Innovation

The San Francisco Bay is home to an idyllic location. Silicon Valley has become a goal for entrepreneurs, investors and technology geniuses. Large corporations and thousands of startups call this area their home, a space that is permanently in the world’s spotlight. Following behind are cities such as multicultural New York, controversial London or the always welcoming and stimulating Tokyo. The race to challenge Silicon Valley’s lead is on.

Simple, the US-based technology company that’s changing the way people bank, today announced the beta of Simple Shared – an account for people with shared financial goals. Open for waitlist registration here , Simple Shared allows two people – whether romantically involved, good friends or just backpacking buddies – to use Simple’s unique features like Safe-to-Spend and Goals to help them reach their dreams.

BBVA now has 16 million digital customers, up 21% from the first half of last year, and 10.2 million mobile customers, up 45% year-on-year. The bank is also developing a wide range of products and services, including digitized traditional products like mortgages, insurance and loans, as well as native products like Wallet, Link and Wibe.

The banking core is undergoing a transformation to be able to connect with the customer at any time and at any place: with the cloud, Business to Business (B2B) connections, Business to Consumer (B2C), Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), Big Data and IoT sensors. All these ways of communication must coexist and the challenge for banking is to improve them every day to meet current expectations.

Expectation is building among the 17 shortlisted Latin American candidates that will be pitching their projects during the BBVA Open Talent Latam 2016 final. Today, Monday, they will be working long and hard on fine tuning their project presentations, with help from BBVA experts. The winners will be announced tomorrow, Tuesday..